a fictitious neighborhood weaves its way through two short stories and a novelette
In addition to being a standalone novelette, The Legend of Tanisha Biggers gives a name, culture and history to the neighborhood in which the short stories Cardinal Rule and Swiggers take place. To build this urban village, I began by identifying the landmarks that were already embedded in the previously-published short stories. Additional details were added to fit the whims and the needs of the literary landscape. The neighborhood of Black Haven is born. Read more
In this episode of “Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney,” Joey is back after a hiatus. He talks about his latest publication, “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers.” Same coffee mug. New background (kinda). Same ole Joey (literally). It’s “Coffee Talk.”
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The Unlikely Sisterhood of Tanisha and Vida in The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: a novelette
When I began writing this story, I had no idea it would include a bond between two characters that transcended friendship. Tanisha, the story’s main character, and her best friend Vida have different upbringings in the fictitious neighborhood of Black Haven. Tanisha was raised by her parents and has specific goals for her life after her parents’ deaths. Vida, on the other hand, was raised by the streets and seems to be content with life in “the hood” – even though she expresses otherwise. Read more
For your reading pleasure, The Legend of Tanisha Biggers ebooks are available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and the Kobo platform. Initially published on 2-7-17 for Amazon Kindle, the standalone novelette version and Deluxe Edition of The Legend of Tanisha Biggers are also available on Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo ebook platforms.